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Manufactured by:
Nike Inc., American, founded 1971  Search this
Signed by:
George Gervin, American, born 1952  Search this
Medium:
leather, rubber, cloth
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7 1/2 × 4 3/8 × 12 3/4 in. (19.1 × 11.1 × 32.4 cm)
Type:
athletic shoes
Date:
1972-1985
Description:
White leather game-worn shoe with black leather accents worn by George Gervin. The shoe is for the right foot and features the Nike logo on the sides. Black leather accent at heel of shoe with white type reading: [NIKE / AIR]. The proper left side of the shoe has a handwritten message to Bill Ficke reading: [To Bill / (illegible writing) / George Gerwin / #44].
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Basketball  Search this
Sports  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.120.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b630337a-9d72-4f74-955a-9f59c3a5ba3d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.120.4